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Lexicon :: Strong's H6597 - piṯ'ōm

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Part of Speech
adverb, substantive
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 1859a

Strong’s Definitions

פִּתְאוֹם pithʼôwm, pith-ome'; or פִּתְאֹם pithʼôm; from H6621; instantly:—straightway, sudden(-ly).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's H6597 in the following manner: suddenly (22x), sudden (2x), straightway (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's H6597 in the following manner: suddenly (22x), sudden (2x), straightway (1x).
  1. suddenly, surprisingly

  2. suddenness

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
פִּתְאוֹם pithʼôwm, pith-ome'; or פִּתְאֹם pithʼôm; from H6621; instantly:—straightway, sudden(-ly).
STRONGS H6597: Abbreviations
פִּתְאֹם, once Psalm 64:8 (see Baer) פִּתְאוֹם substantive suddenness, usually as adverb accusative suddenly (from פֶּתַע, with the term. ־ם (compare שִׁלְשֹׁם), and with ע weakened to א : Sta§ 295ii. 255 f. BaNB § 216 b); — Numbers 12:4 אלטֿשׁה פ׳ ויאמר י׳, Joshua 10:9; Joshua 11:7; especially of calamity, invasion, etc., coming suddenly, Isaiah 47:11; Isaiah 48:3; Jeremiah 4:20 שֻׁדְּדוּ אֹהָלי בּ׳, Jeremiah 6:26; Jeremiah 15:8; Jeremiah 18:22; Jeremiah 51:8; Psalms יֹרֻהוּ וְלאֹ יִירָ֑אוּ פ׳, Jeremiah 51:8; Job 5:3; Job 9:23; Ecclesiastes 9:12; Proverbs 6:15; Proverbs 24:22; also Proverbs 7:22; Malachi 3:1; thrice with מֶּתַע (which see). As a genitive † Proverbs 3:25 פ׳מִפַּחַר אל־תירא of the terror of suddenness, i.e. the sudden terror, Job 22:10; and with בְּ, in suddenness, † 2 Chronicles 29:36 היה הדבר בפ׳.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs




10:9; 11:7

2 Chronicles



5:3; 9:23; 22:10




3:25; 6:15; 7:22; 24:22




47:11; 48:3


4:20; 6:26; 15:8; 18:22; 51:8; 51:8




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6597 matches the Hebrew פִּתְאֹם (piṯ'ōm),
which occurs 25 times in 25 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 6:9 - ‘But if a man dies very suddenly H6597 beside him and he defiles his dedicated head of hair, then he shall shave his head on the day when he becomes clean; he shall shave it on the seventh day.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 12:4 - Suddenly H6597 the LORD said to Moses and Aaron and to Miriam, “You three come out to the tent of meeting.” So the three of them came out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 10:9 - So Joshua came upon them suddenly H6597 [fn]by marching all night from Gilgal.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:7 - So Joshua and all the people of war with him came upon them suddenly H6597 by the waters of Merom, and attacked them.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 29:36 - Then Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced over what God had prepared for the people, because the thing came about suddenly. H6597
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 5:3 - “I have seen the foolish taking root,
And I cursed his abode immediately. H6597
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 9:23 - “If the scourge kills suddenly, H6597
He mocks the despair of the innocent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 22:10 - “Therefore snares surround you,
And sudden H6597 dread terrifies you,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:4 - To shoot [fn]from concealment at the blameless;
Suddenly H6597 they shoot at him, and do not fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 64:7 - But God [fn]will shoot at them with an arrow;
Suddenly H6597 [fn]they will be wounded.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:25 - Do not be afraid of sudden H6597 fear
Nor of the [fn]onslaught of the wicked when it comes;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 6:15 - Therefore his calamity will come suddenly; H6597
Instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:22 - Suddenly H6597 he follows her
As an ox goes to the slaughter,
Or as [fn]one in fetters to the discipline of a fool,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 24:22 - For their calamity will rise suddenly, H6597
And who knows the ruin that comes from both of them?
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:12 - Moreover, man does not know his time: like fish caught in a treacherous net and birds trapped in a snare, so the sons of men are ensnared at an evil time when it suddenly H6597 falls on them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 29:5 - But the multitude of your [fn]enemies will become like fine dust,
And the multitude of the ruthless ones like the chaff which [fn]blows away;
And it will happen instantly, suddenly. H6597
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 30:13 - Therefore this iniquity will be to you
Like a breach about to fall,
A bulge in a high wall,
Whose collapse comes suddenly H6597 in an instant,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:11 - “But evil will come on you
Which you will not know how to charm away;
And disaster will fall on you
For which you cannot atone;
And destruction about which you do not know
Will come on you suddenly. H6597
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 48:3 - “I declared the former things long ago
And they went forth from My mouth, and I proclaimed them.
Suddenly H6597 I acted, and they came to pass.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 4:20 - Disaster on disaster is proclaimed,
For the whole land is devastated;
Suddenly H6597 my tents are devastated,
My curtains in an instant.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 6:26 - O daughter of my people, put on sackcloth
And roll in ashes;
[fn]Mourn as for an only son,
A lamentation most bitter.
For suddenly H6597 the destroyer
Will come upon us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 15:8 - “Their widows will be more numerous before Me
Than the sand of the seas;
I will bring against them, against the mother of a young man,
A destroyer at noonday;
I will suddenly H6597 bring down on her
Anguish and dismay.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 18:22 - May an outcry be heard from their houses,
When You suddenly H6597 bring raiders upon them;
For they have dug a pit to capture me
And hidden snares for my feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxJer 51:8 - Suddenly H6597 Babylon has fallen and been broken;
Wail over her!
Bring [fn]balm for her pain;
Perhaps she may be healed.
Unchecked Copy BoxMal 3:1 - “Behold, I am going to send My [fn]messenger, and he will [fn]clear the way before Me. And the Lord, whom you seek, will suddenly H6597 come to His temple; [fn]and the [fn]messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight, behold, He is coming,” says the LORD of hosts.
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